Scones are so wintry. With surprise visitors coming down from Chicago on a blustery full of bluster Saturday, sixteen round bales to load into the barn and nothing to eat in the house I made raisin scones.
Quick hot and tasty.
This is my recipe. My Mum’s recipe actually.
Heat oven to 450f and put butter in freezer to chill. Work fast. Don’t let your butter get warm.
Sultana Scones ( I used raisins)
Stir as you go. 3 cups flour, 1 cup sultanas, 2 teaspoons sugar, pinch of salt, 3 tsp baking powder, grate in 1 stick of butter, pour in cold milk until mixture is workable and is balling up. But not too wet. Then turn out onto floured surface pat down and cut scones into rounds or squares.
Onto tray and into oven.
Cook for about 10 minutes.
My grandma used to say 5 minutes at 5 hundred. But this depended on how big/small you cut your scones.
Scones are so individual – usually old family recipes. This is mine.
Have a look at the weather forecast for the next week.